The Unity of Consciousness:
Binding, Integration, and Dissociation
Consciousness has many elements, from sensory experiences such as
vision, audition, and bodily sensation, to nonsensory aspects such as
volition, emotion, memory, and thought. The apparent unity of these
elements is striking: all are presented to us as experiences of a
single subject, and all seem to be contained within a unified field of
experience. But this apparent unity raises many questions. How do
diverse systems in the brain co-operate to produce a unified
experience? Are there conditions under which this unity breaks down?
And is conscious experience really unified at all?
The fourth conference of the Association for
the Scientific Study of Consciousness will bring together researchers from
numerous disciplines to discuss these issues through an intensive series of workshops, plenary lectures, symposia, paper presentations and
poster contributions extending over four days between June 29th and July 2nd, 2000. The meeting
will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on the campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
We hope to see you there!
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Last updated 06 June 2000 by Axel Cleeremans